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UK Employment Tribunal reform - implications for employers

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 24 2012

There are changes afoot!

UK Supreme Court warns employers about dismissing employees in breach of contract

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 23 2013

In Société Générale, London Branch v Geys the Supreme Court has made it clear that employers need to be very careful

Can cost considerations alone justify age discrimination?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 26 2012

The answer is still no, according to the Court of Appeal, but the good news is that they can still be taken into account

EAT examines obligation to consider “bumping”

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 24 2010

With many employers continuing to review staffing levels a recent EAT decision highlights the importance of knowing your pooling from your bumping when making staff redundant

Look before you leap: cautionary tales on handling disciplinary and grievance issues

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 27 2013

A couple of cases caught our attention this month - one cautions employers against jumping to conclusions when handling gross misconduct dismissals

Do employees on long-term sick leave have to request holiday to be paid for it?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 14 2011

Yes, according to the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Fraser v Southwest London St. George’s Mental Health Trust

Pre-termination negotiations

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 15 2013

From Summer 2013, Employment Tribunals dealing with claims of unfair dismissal will be prevented from taking into account any offer made, or

ECJ rules Spanish “breastfeeding” law unjustified

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • October 22 2010

In Spain female employees are allowed to take time off work - up to an hour during the day or a half-hour reduction in the working day - to feed a baby under nine months of age

Watch out if. On a TUPE transfer you acquire employees who are covered by a collective agreement

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 27 2013

You may find that you are bound by terms agreed by other people after you become the employer. In 2002 the London Borough of Lewisham's leisure

Government launches consultation on Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fees

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • December 15 2011

The Government recently confirmed that it intended to charge fees in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) and has now issued a consultation paper setting out its proposals on the system of fees, including its indicative fee levels